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Today in History: An exhibition Dubbed “A Tribute to Dominica’s Centenarian Women” Was Held

On this day in 2001,  an exhibition dubbed "A Tribute to Dominica's Centenarian Women" was held at the Old Mill Cultural Centre. Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is gaining recognition as a modern day "Fountain of Youth." The island was home to Elizabeth "Ma Pampo" Israel who died in October 2003 at the age of 128.  At the time, she was considered by many to be the world's oldest living person. ...

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Today in History: Moore’s Ford Lynching Occurred

During the late afternoon of the 25th of July 1946,  four African-Americans were shot dead by a lynch mob at Moore's Ford, Walton county, Georgia, about eight miles from the town of Monroe. The Coroner said at least sixty bullets were pumped into them and were found in a clump of bushes beside a little used side road. The uper parts of the bodies were scarcely recognizable from the mass of bullet holes. "Th ...

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Today in History: Governor James A. Rhodes declared state of emergency in Cleveland

On this day in 1966, Governor James A. Rhodes declared state of emergency in Cleveland and dispatched National Guard troops to riot-torn Hough district. During the riots, four African Americans were killed and 30 people were critically injured. In addition, there were 275 arrests, while more than 240 fires were reported. They shared underlying causes of social problems with other racial riots. ...

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Today in History: Indictment in Atlanta Murders Took Place

On this day in 1981 indictment in Atlanta murders took place. Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicted Wane B. Williams, a twenty-three-year-old photographer, for the murder of two of the twenty-eight black youths killed in a series of slayings and disappearances in Atlanta. William denied the charges but was convicted in February, 1982. ...

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Today In History: The Bloodiest Race Riot in History

On this day in 1863 the New York City draft riots known at the time as draft week, discontent with new laws passed by congress that year to draft men to fight in the ongoing American civil war. The riots were the largest civil insurrection in American history. President Abraham Lincoln diverted several regiments of militia and volunteer troops from following up after the battle of Gettysburg to control the ...

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